April 2013

PDN’s 30 2013: New and Emerging Photographers to Watch

© Evgenia Arbugaeva

© Evgenia Arbugaeva An image from the “Tiksi” series, about a small Siberian town, by Evgenia Arbugaeva, one of the emerging photographers selected for this year’s PDN’30.

PDNews
Kevin J. Miyazaki lands a two-week assignment to create a museum exhibition; Bryant Austin’s 14-year odyssey to make panoramic, full-body, close-up photos of whales; a court ruling af rms that copyright protects only expression, not ideas.
BY DAVID WALKER

FEATURE

Jeff Jacobson on Beauty, Ambiguity and Mortality
The photographer talks about his career and his new book, The Last Roll, an introspective collection of images shot on Kodachrome over the last eight years through a period of personal crisis.
INTERVIEW BY DAVID WALKER

Making Side Projects Profitable
We examine three photo-related websites that have attracted licensing offers, sponsorship or book deals.
BY MINDY CHARSKI 

PDN’S 30 ISSUE

The 2013 PDN’s 30 Gallery
Profiles of this year’s new and emerging photographers to watch, selected by the editors of PDN.

5 Financial Steps to Launching a Photo Career – And Avoiding Pitfalls 
Past PDN’s 30 photographers share the best and worst business decisions they made when they began shooting full time.
RESEARCH BY LINDSAY COMSTOCK 

CREATE

Spotlight: Even Better Housekeeping
The redesign of Good Housekeeping re ects the ways that the magazine’s readers look for information, andBY HOLLY STUART HUGHES

The winners’ gallery for One Life International Photography competition, presented by PDN and See.Me

TECH

How I Got That Shot: Getting a First Look at the New Corvette
Veteran automobile photographer James Haefner takes us behind the scenes of a super-secret Road & Track shoot.
BY MEGHAN AHEARN

Objects of Desire
LA100 UAV, Canon Cinema Prime Lenses, snappgrip, Think Tank Photo Sub Urban Disguise.
BY DAN HAVLIK

Product Reviews
Hands-on tests of the Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM lens and DxO Optics Pro 8 software.
BY DAN HAVLIK

Frames Per Second: Let’s Talk
Photographer David A. Land interviewed South African artisans for a recent West Elm assignment requiring stills and video. He explains the preparation and planning that goes into making interviews sound natural.
BY HOLLY STUART HUGHES

6 Specialty Lenses
Our favorite lenses for when you need to go extra long, extra wide or extra weird.
BY DAN HAVLIK

Exposures
Elena Dorfman’s layered images of rock quarries tell stories about the effects of industry, the passage of time and of reclamation efforts; Idris Khan digitally layers images to create photographs that visualize the unseen energy of creativity.
BY CONOR RISCH